A Rape on Campus: A Brutal Assault and Struggle for Justice at UVA

An excerpt I am drawn to, out of it being both frustrating, and one of the few non-graphic moments in the article:

Wahoos are enthralled to be at UVA and can’t wait to tell you the reasons why, beginning, surprisingly, with Thomas Jefferson, whose lore is so powerfully woven into everyday UVA life that you practically expect to glimpse the man still walking the grounds in his waistcoat and pantaloons. Nearly every student I interviewed found a way to mention “TJ,” speaking with zeal about their founding father’s vision for an “academical village” in the idyllic setting of the Blue Ridge Mountains. They burble about UVA’s honor code, a solemn pledge not to lie, cheat or steal; students are expected to snitch on violators, who are expelled. UVA’s emphasis on honor is so pronounced that since 1998, 183 people have been expelled for honor-code violations such as cheating on exams. And yet paradoxically, not a single student at UVA has ever been expelled for sexual assault.

“Think about it,” says Susan Russell, whose UVA daughter’s sexual-assault report helped trigger a previous federal investigation. “In what world do you get kicked out for cheating, but if you rape someone, you can stay?”

A Rape on Campus: A Brutal Assault and Struggle for Justice at UVA

The most feared woman in the world is the woman who not only loves herself unapologetically, but the woman who self-validates her very own existence.

The Observer (via ithotyouknew)



I wanted to do a quick color pass before I get back to work on Black Widow and my various other projects. I think I’ve gotten it out of my system …for now 🙂

I keep saying IDGAF about the new star wars. Phil Noto keeps trying to change my mind.